Netflix has shared, the first act of jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy documentary on Wednesday.
Kanye West plays Lauryn Hill "All Falls Down" version in "Jeen-Yuhs" clip | Netflix premiere
A four-and-a-half-hour Netflix documentary that rewinds the clock all the way to the beginning? three-part docuseries jeen-yuhs: (The film will be released in three parts across the next few weeks, with the first part debuting today.) Watch this one scene in 'Jeen-Yuhs' explains Kanye West's whole career.
Footage shows a young Kanye West wandering corridors at Roc-A-Fella trying to get signed.
Kanye in the lobby of a fancy New York City office building plays in the background. “After producing half of The Blueprint, his sights were set on getting signed with the number one rap label, Roc-A-Fella Records. He just needed to convince Jay-Z and his co-founders Dame Dash and Biggs that he deserved a spot on the Roc. So one day, we decided to bum-rush their office, and I kept my camera rolling.”
Sure enough, we see a young Kanye West knock on the front door of the Roc-A-Fella offices, and no one immediately opens it for him. He waits for a few seconds, then opens it himself and walks right in.
He gets a couple daps from A&Rs at first, but no one really notices him, so he takes matters into his own hands. Walking up to Chaka Pilgrim, who worked in the Roc-A-Fella marketing department at the time, he says, “Let me play you something.” Then he throws a demo CD into a stereo system on the wall and presses play.
Suddenly, “All Falls Down” starts blasting into the small room. Yes, that “All Falls Down.”
Former president and artist manager of Roc Nation Records Chaka Pilgrim seemly wasn't interested.
The best thing I can say about jeen-yuhs is that it’s essential viewing, especially if you’ve had a tough time grappling with this man’s words and actions for the last five years. It’s directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons, who acts as our proxy in the story, narrating long chunks in his calming drawl. A comedian and public-access TV host who made a name for himself documenting Chicago’s ’90s hip-hop scene, Coodie first noticed Kanye as a 21-year-old local producer. Intrigued by this fidgety upstart’s ambition to be a beatmaker and a rapper, Coodie decides to follow him around for a while, seeing the possibility for a Hoop Dreams-style documentary about making it against all odds.
The first part of Netflix’s Kanye doc ‘jeen-yuhs’ is finally available to stream.
first part of Netflix’s Kanye doc ‘jeen-yuhs’ is finally available to stream